Avocado and Greek Yogurt Dip Recipe

Avocado and Greek Yogurt Dip Recipe

This avocado and Greek yogurt dip recipe has been sponsored by Stonyfield yogurt and Late July chips.  I am a Stonyfield Farms ambassador but all opinions expressed here are my own. Growing up in suburban Connecticut I never once saw an avocado.  I don't think I could even tell you as a child what one looked like.  We ate rather traditional New England food and while I love baked beans and pot roast, there was very little international cuisine on the menu.  Fast forward to life after college and I am down in Houston, Tx getting overwhelmed with new foods and flavors!  It was an amazing food scene and it definitely opened my mind to new food possibilities. Over the last couple of years I have become obsessed with guacamole.  The creamy texture and bold flavor is quite addicting.  … [Read more...]

Spicy Yogurt Dipping Sauce with Herb Seasoned Potato Wedges

Spicy Yogurt Dipping Sauce with Herb Seasoned Potato Wedges

This seasoned potato recipe with yogurt dipping sauce was inspired by products I received to review at no charge however all opinions expressed here are my own. One of the things I love most about the holidays is the opportunity to get together with family and friends.  Whether it is a big Thanksgiving dinner, a Christmas Eve gathering by the tree or a Saturday afternoon of watching football,  having family and friends around makes the season a happier one!  In my house, having guests over means that I must feed them.  Not that they demand it (or at least not all the time!)...but something ingrained in my psyche says that if there are people visiting then I must cook for them.    I love finding easy appetizer recipes that are also healthy.  Not that I don't love a good bowl of queso or a … [Read more...]

Giving Tuesday, Social Good and Giving Back with World Vision

Giving Tuesday, Social Good and Giving Back with World Vision

This post about social good and giving back this holiday has been sponsored by World Vision but all opinions expressed here are my own. As we enter into the busiest time of the year for shopping and gift giving, people are starting to whip out their credit cards and make their shopping lists.  Kids want video games, grandma wants new slippers, husband has his eye on a fancy alarm clock.  These are all great and wonderful gift ideas but what about those people in other areas of the world who are struggling just to survive?  Giving the gift of clean water, farm animals, or books for the classroom would be a great way to give back to the less fortunate this holiday season. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their … [Read more...]

Need Medical Advice?  Try the Urgent Care App for Your Smartphone

Need Medical Advice? Try the Urgent Care App for Your Smartphone

This post about the Urgent Care app for your smartphone has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own. When I am not at home blogging for a living I work part time as a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician for a national drug store chain.  One of the things I spend an awful lot of time doing there is answering the  phone for people who need urgent care medical advice.  We get all sorts of questions about disease symptoms, medication allergies,  and a lot of 'what do you think is wrong with me?'.  Many people do not have a primary doctor (or enough money to see them regularly) so they rely on our pharmacist for a lot of their urgent care needs.  We don't mind doing it, either, but what happens when we go home?  Our pharmacy is not open 24/7.  Where can people go for … [Read more...]

Fitness Confidential Book Review and #Giveaway

Fitness Confidential Book Review and #Giveaway

This Fitness Confidential Book Review and giveaway post has been sponsored but all opinions expressed are my own. Getting in shape seems like a goal that I never actually achieve.  I work at it a lot. I eat healthy..most of the time.  I exercise...sometimes.  Okay, I exercise when I start to feel guilty and my pants are starting to not fit any more.  It isn't that I don't WANT to get in shape.  I just seem to lack the motivation.  I am slowly working at it, though, and if you want to get in shape, too, than Fitness Confidential might be a good resource to help guide, motivate and amuse you along your journey to healthier living! Title:  Fitness Confidential Authors: Vinnie Tortorich and  Dean Lorey ISBN:  978-1939337924 Publisher:   Telemachus Press, LLC (June 27, … [Read more...]